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NBC Experiment in Television was an American experimental television show broadcast on NBC from 1967 to 1971. The format of the show was an anthology series and it usually aired on Sunday afternoons. Many of the episodes were either dramatic pieces or documentaries. The program was nominated for an Emmy in 1968 for editing.

The first episode in February 1967, Losers Weepers, was an original play by Harry Dolan about African-American life in an urban ghetto. In March, philosopher Marshall McLuhan explained his theory that "the medium is the message". In the season 4 premiere, "Music", the show documented the Beatles' recording of "Hey Jude".

In 1969 the program screened an episode produced and directed by Jim Henson and written by Henson and Jerry Juhl entitled The Cube and starring Richard Schaal. Henson, also produced a documentary episode "Youth '68" the previous year.

Contents

Episodes

Season 1

Season 2

  • 1: Four Days to Omaha ... 18 February 1968
  • 2: The Hamster of Happiness ... 25 February 1968
  • 3: Passport to Prague ... 3 March 1968
  • 4: New Voices of Watts ... 17 March 1968
  • 5: To Wally Pantoni We Leave a Credenza ... 31 March 1968
  • 6: What Color Is the Wind ... 14 April 1968
  • 7: Youth '68: Everything's Changing... or Maybe It Isn't ... 19 April 1968
  • 8: Africa and I ... 28 April 1968

Season 3

Season 4

  • 1: Music! ... 22 February 1970
  • 2: This Is Al Capp ... 1 March 1970
  • 3: The Engagement ... 8 March 1970
  • 4: A Bad Case of Shakespeare ... 22 March 1970
  • 5: Moby Tick ... 12 April 1970

Season 5




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